Does Jesus laugh?

I imagine He does. In the Bible, we read about Him weeping over the death of His friend Lazarus. I also imagine He danced (maybe at the wedding feast in Cana?). Some years ago, a friend of ours gave us a pencil sketch of Jesus laughing. I have to admit the first time I saw any artwork with Jesus laughing, I was challenged to think outside my concept of Jesus. I bet Jesus liked to have a bit of fun every now and then, time to relax and unwind from all His teachings, miracles and, of course, to get away from the Pharisees and Sadducees. In a movie about Christ, there was a scene where Mary was having Jesus wash His hands, and He playfully flicked water on her, which made them both laugh.

I have heard that if you want to make God laugh, make plans. Of course, most of us have goals and desires for our lives, but God is ultimately the ‘planner.’ When good things happen that I don’t expect, sometimes I scratch my head and ask God if He is laughing (with me, not at me, of course). Sometimes I have even joked with God saying ‘Okay, you can stop laughing now!’

Can you think of an instance in your life where you might imagine God was laughing? If so, please share your experience with us.

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